Mark Richards


Monday, October 06, 2003

Cubs End 95 Years of Suffering

Last night, I had the please of witnessing history in person when the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series. This victory was the first time the Cubs have won a playoff series since they won the World Series in 1908.

In 1908, a stamp cost 2 cents, the first Ford was driving off the assembly line, there were only 46 states in the Union, etc. I could go on for hours with useless trivia like that, but the importance of all of this has finally diminished slightly. We have not fully killed all the daemons and ended "the curse of the goat", but it sure is a start.

The atmosphere last night was a little different than the previous game. This game was not nearly as close, so the Braves fans were not into it as much as they could have been. But everybody remaining at the end of the game knew that the Cubs may be a team of destiny. And when the Cubs sealed their victory, the fans erupted. Nobody booed the Braves. Everyone was either cheering uncontrollably or watching in awe at this moment. It was incredible getting to see all the Cubs fans finally united after such an incredible playoff win.

Bring on the Florida Marlins!!!

Cubbies in 5!!!


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